Queen Village is a spectacular neighborhood filled with historic architecture and luxury homes. This Center City district is conveniently tucked away from Philly's fast-paced culture and provides a relaxing, residential atmosphere. Its central location allows for access to all of the amazing things Philly has to offer while serving as a peaceful home base for locals. The neighborhood’s quiet appeal and sense of community has caused it to become an extremely coveted neighborhood for Philadelphia natives and transplants alike.
The Queen Village area is overflowing with quality eateries and coffee shops galore. It offers a classy shopping experience, an enjoyable nightlife and a wide variety of entertainment options. The area hosts several salons and spas, allowing residents to relax, unwind and treat themselves to some TLC with ease. The community is extremely social and inviting with many independently owned shops and businesses. Queen Village is a true community and its down-to-earth culture and stylistic flair combine to make it an extremely desirable Philadelphia location.Read More ▾
William Penn envisioned an orderly growth for the area from east to west, but settlers preferred to live either close to the river or just north and south of downtown. To lure people into Queen Village, developers built large numbers of wood homes that could be bought cheaply. This violated city ordinances which had banned wood houses after disastrous fires had damaged portions of the city. A few of these wood plank homes can be seen in the 100 block of League Street, the 200 block of Christian Street, and the 800 block of Hancock Street.
Queen Village was also culturally at odds with the city. Quakers controlled Philadelphia at the time, and they forbade the establishment of theaters. Queen Village provided them with real estate on which to operate. The first playhouse was built at 1766 South Street.
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The building of larger homes was prompted by the large number of clothiers who settled here in the 1830’s. Weavers and tailors prospered alongside mariners and machinists. A large number of ship building firms established themselves along the riverfront. The area has long been important in the realm of defense manufacturing. Many of the munitions used in the War of 1812 came from this district. The U.S. Naval Shipyard was established south of Washington Avenue.Today, Queen Village is a wonderful spot to seek out real estate bargains and luxury homes.
Boundaries: North/South: South Street/Washington Avenue
East/West: Front Street/6th StreetSchool information: Residents are zoned to either the George W. Nebinger School or the William M. Meredith School for grades K-8. All residents are zoned to Horace Howard Furness High School. Philadelphia School District Catchment Map: http://www.kidsincentercity.com/schools
Queen Village Neighbors Association: http://www.qvna.org
South Street Headhouse District: http://www.southstreet.com/
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